Latest in: Opinion

  • Letter to the Editor:

    It seems as though the topic of free speech resurfaces continually, whether it is related to campus protests, the university chalking policy or the rights of different organizations to hold events on campus. However, many students are unaware of the larger, overarching restrictions relating to campus free speech, which...
  • America has never been great

    “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan of President Donald Trump, can be found emblazoned on the hats and shirts of many of his supporters all across the nation. For many this phrase seems rather nebulous, but what exactly does it mean to “Make America Great Again?” Trump provides...
  • Kevin Durant is the real MVP

    We are more than halfway through the 2016-2017 NBA season and all-star weekend is behind us. It has been an interesting year for basketball, but perhaps the most intriguing topic this season is the race for NBA MVP honors. The favorites in the running are James Harden of the...
  • Medicaid for North Carolina

    There is a provision in the Affordable Care Act regarding Medicaid that can expand coverage to millions more and improves the already in-place system also known as Obamacare. To some, this seems like a really great plan to help the less fortunate gain access to affordable healthcare. To others,...
  • The science of love

    Everyone knows what love is. It’s a feeling, a sensation from deep inside the soul, an overflowing of emotion and wonder at the very existence of another human being out there for you. Love is a powerful force, capable of driving the strongest person to weakness and the weakest...
  • President Trump is compromised

    It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump has proven to be quite the controversial president. From those he chooses to advise him, to the questionable executive orders he has signed, Trump tends to incite fierce debate. And for good reason. Trump holds many worrying beliefs, however, one of the...
  • Coping with a loved one’s addiction

    Drug Addiction has been on the rise for several years now and according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse it doesn’t appear to be stabilizing – much less lowering – anytime soon. I have witnessed the mental and physical effects of drug abuse first hand, and, as I...
  • Skills Showdown succeeds, Pro Bowl suffers

    Most of us can agree that the Super Bowl is one of the most highly anticipated live sporting events, attracting an astronomical number of viewers every year. While the numbers have fluctuated slightly depending on the year, since 2009, Super Bowl Sunday has enjoyed at least 100 million viewers...
  • The Obama years

    We can’t get on social media without being bombarded with unfounded opinions, political arguments or, sometimes humorous, political memes. Throughout President Barack Obama’s term he was repeatedly regarded as one of America’s worst presidents, especially by our new leader. However, when you ask someone why they disapprove of the...
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